ESCCAP Germany MEMBER
Prof. Dr. Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna, FU Berlin, is chairman of ESCCAP in Germany.
Since 2009 Prof. Dr. Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna is Full Professor (W3) and Director at the Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Before that he was Professor for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany. From 1996 to 2000 he was employed by Bayer AG as head of the laboratory for molecular helminthology and was active in the development of several new antiparasiticides. In 2001 he became head of the molecular parasitology group at the Institute of Parasitology, TiHo where he gained his habilitation in veterinary parasitology in 2003.
He is a diplomat of the European Veterinary Parasitology College. He (co-)authored more than 100 publications in international peer reviewed journals as well as several chapters in parasitological text books and obtained more than 40 granted patent applications. He is a member of the board of the German Society of Parasitology and of the editorial boards of the following scientific journals: Veterinary Parasitology, Parasitology Research and IJP Drugs and Drug Resistance.
His current scientific activities include numerous national and international public and industry funded ongoing research projects on topics related with a broad spectrum of parasitological subjects. Amongst this are several research activities addressing pertinent issues of parasite infections in pet animals. These issues include the diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and control of several arthropod, helminth and protozoan companion animal parasites. Georg v. Samson is a frequent lecturer at national and international scientific conferences and co-editor of two standard German text books on veterinary parasitology.